Top Yemeni security officers killed in ambush
Two top Yemeni security officers and four police escorts were killed when their car was ambushed on Tuesday by unidentified militants in the southeast of the country, where al-Qaida has been gaining strength, Xinhua reported.
Ahmed Salim al-Ammary, director of the General Security Services (GSS) in Hadramout province, and Ahmed Ba-Wazir, head of the Political Security Organization (PSO) in Hadramout, were killed on board with their four security escorts in an ambush along the highway, said a senior security source who asked to remain anonymous.
The attack occurred while the security officials were on an inspection mission to places believed to be hideouts of al-Qaida close to Sayon city of Hadramout province.
The source said the militants fired shots at the security officials which led their car hit an oil tanker in a head-on collision, and the car went up in flames.
No group has claimed responsibility, but the government blamed al-Qaida militants for such kind of attacks.